Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia

Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia

By: Frank Shapiro (author), Hugh Macmillan (author)Hardback

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This is an account of the Jewish community in central Africa, telling the story of the coming of the first Jews to the area in the late-19th century, the heyday of the Jewish community in the mid-20th century, and its decline since Zambian independence. Dealing primarily with the Jewish traders in Zambia who flourished in the face of both anti-Semitism and their own acute social dislocation, the author explores a number of interrelated topics: the Colonial Office discussions about Jewish immigration in the 1930s, the attempts to settle refugees in Africa by both pro- and anti-Semites, Jewish religious life in the region, and the remarkable cultural and professional role played by the Jewish settlers. These issues are set in the context of a general history of southern and central Africa.

About Author

Hugh Macmillan is Professor of History at the University of Transkei.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860644054
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781860644054
  • ISBN10: 1860644058

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